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savmar2
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
This was our second time on the Getaway - first was October 2015. There have been a few changes since then. - The UBP has had some of the top-shelf liquors taken away (Patron Tequila). This drink package was essentially why we choose ... Read more
AMWH
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Our family of three (H, W, 16 yo son) had a fantastic cruise on the Escape. I will qualify that by saying we were in the Haven, so this likely had a major impact on our cruise. We picked NCL for the price and as teen-friendly. We had ... Read more
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cardqueen
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
Booked this cruise through Casino at Seat so got a decent deal. Will NEVER go on this ship again or any that are this big. Between 2 pools, capacity was 108! This hip has 4200 people aboard! YOU do the math! On Sea days could ... Read more
PirateDave
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
First time on Norwegian after having sailed on Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Carnival. First time sailing by myself (male, age 54). I was originally drawn to Norwegian to try something new and also because of the studio cabins. ... Read more
taylorlb
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We had sailed on Regal Princess last year and had a wonderful time. As soon as we returned, we booked a cruise with our kids on Carnival for March 2018. After a few weeks, we decided we didn't want to wait two years before sailing again, ... Read more
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achristl
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my 4th NCL cruise, second on the Escape. In past years, I stayed in Brickell prior to cruise. That is a fine option. This year, I stayed in Coconut Grove. I was afraid the cab fare to port would be too much but under $30. ... Read more
JayCSevenSeasCruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I chose this particular cruise due to 1 wanting to give NCL a shot, 2 it fit into our existing plans very well, and 3 we just needed some r&r in the sun. Brief summarys to follow. Embarkation was smooth, we arrived when ... Read more
BabsBunny
Member Since 2010
1 review
41 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was only our third cruise and we chose the NCL Epic because the dates worked for us, we liked the Eastern Carib itinerary and...well heck...it was an awesome deal with the free beverage package and three restaurant upgrades.  ... Read more
carl69
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
It was a new ship that we thought had nice options. The 5 o clock some where bar sounded like a nice option but when you have to pay extra for nachos and a hamburger that you can get at the buffet or the pub is kind of poor in my eye. The ... Read more
Nuttfam
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
The cruise we chose was a 14 day Western & Eastern Caribbean. In fact it was two one week cruises and we had to disembark at the end of the first week and then embark for the second cruise. This process was slow and cumbersome, not ... Read more
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clmorgan54
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This was my first solo cruise.The EPIC had studio rooms, that is why I chose it! I was a little worried about travelling alone, but it was absolutely the best time! I met so many great people, some wre solos and some not. Being able to get ... Read more
Aturnee
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
122 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Annual Girl's Cruise picked the ship and itineary. Embarkation started out a mess due to fog delay,four ships in a small port area and traffic delays but security and check in was excellent due to being Platinum Plus...my daughter who is ... Read more
gigemlala
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Great deal with Unlimited beverage and specialty Antares package included and I could not pass up on the deal. The inside stateroom was smaller than other cruise lines but laid out very nice with a wand in the shower which made that ... Read more
Momofpuppy
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
50 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We are a couple in our mid to late 60s. We have cruised about a dozen times with various cruise lines. We booked this through CAS for an invitational slot tournament. We flew from NH to Orlando. Took the hotel shuttle to Radisson ... Read more
57Kroozers
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
4 helpful votes
This was our 13th cruise with NCL and our 3rd cruise on Epic. The other 2 cruises on Epic were in the Mediterranean, this was our 1st Epic cruise to the Caribbean. We found this cruise to be a quite different. The venues were all a lot ... Read more
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EKMQ
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
I read the reviews posted here about the Epic and did not have the greatest expectations for our cruise (Feb 25th) I was incredibly surprised to find them all to be wrong. The Epic is a great boat with great staff. But YOU have to do your ... Read more
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diamondboy
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
The staff on the ship were not very friendly, I have cruised Norwegian in the past and this ship has to be one of the worst ships they have. The hallways are dingy and always seem to have cleaning carts in the way. Elevators are small and ... Read more
JimmyTheShoe
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 helpful votes
Most of my cruises have been on Royal Caribbean. I had never cruised on Norwegian and a friend recommended it to me. I decided to try one of their newest and largest ships. I have cruised on RC Oasis and Allure and never felt as though ... Read more
Wineforone
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Brother selected this cruise as a family/friends one. Sixteen of us set sail. Had the best time with all on board. Deck 19 bar by the Vibe had the best bartenders. Ship was beautiful. Although I didn't care for the two straight days ... Read more
TexasCruiseDude
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Enjoyed the Eastern Caribbean stops at St. Tomas and Tortola (Virgin Islands). The last stop at their private island in the Bahamas was a bust, since some swells were enough for them to stop tender service and evacuate the island (not ... Read more
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jpg33
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have sailed on the Epic and Star previously and thought to give the Escape a try. Not again. We rarely complain as we can understand that this is a large cruise ship but the experience as a whole left a very sour taste in our mouths. ... Read more
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MAISIEMOM
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We are latitude Members. It's an impressive vessel, but, too big for my needs. I chose it because we'd never been to Tortola and we like Great Stirrup Cay. I cruise with my adult Down Syndrome son quite a bit, so I look at amenities ... Read more
gndnorman
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose Epic because the shows sounded amazing and they were. But you have to get tickets. 4400 passengers made for crowded ship, lots of stair climbing because of poor design of ship and elevators only at front and back of ship. Main ... Read more
scott8815
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
93 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Norwegian Escape My lady (Linda) and I (Scott) are a couple in their 60’s and late 50’s. She is retired, and I am still working. We chose the Escape because it visited Tortola, an island we had not visited before, as ... Read more
mtsnd1900
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
734 forum posts
14 helpful votes
This was my first sailing aboard an NCL ship. We selected the Escape nearly two years ago when it was first put on sale, and opted for it as a multi-generational vessel with outstanding entertainment. I was putting together our ... Read more
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